All Plymouth Youth (and Adults) Invited to Community Garden
I am still looking for participants in a Summer Gardening Project at the Plymouth Schoolhouse Activity Center. Please read this info and let me know if you are interested.
Please share it with the children you know, too. I am depending on you to let our town’s full-time and summer-only kids know!
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You are invited to participate in a Summer Garden Program at the Plymouth Schoolhouse this summer. Here are the details:
• No age restrictions. Parents can help young children. Adults can also have their own plot.
• Each participant will have 1- 2 plots measuring 2′ x 25′.
• You can choose what to grow.
• We will use heritage seeds – which are old lines of vegetables that have not been genetically modified, or bred for modern commercial growing, harvesting, and shipping, because they have more natural nutritional value and flavor than modern hybrids and store-bought vegetables.
• We will use natural, organic methods to build the soil and grow our produce.
• What you grow is yours to take home and eat or give away.
• Depending on what you grow, it is possible to get 2 or 3 harvests over the season.
• Seed saving: If you are interested, you can use a part of your plot to grow and harvest vegetable seeds that could be planted in the future.
I will provide
• seeds (and possibly some seedlings)
• some tools (also please bring your own if you have them: garden trowels and knives, rakes, hoes and other weeding tools, garden buckets)
• watering hose
• a composting pile for our weeds and trimmings
• aged manure and other amendments to promote soil fertility
Our first meeting will be on a Sunday afternoon. You should attend that meeting as it will be our chance to get properly organized, lay out your plot, and prepare the soil.
Over the summer, I will be available on Sundays to answer questions and help you. My hours will be something like 11 am – 3pm. You are also welcome to work your plot at any other time you wish (although you might need your own garden tools).
In late August, we will have a celebration. We will invite your family and the town to come visit the garden and see what you have grown – that’s when it will look its best and you can share what you have learned and accomplished.
If you are interested in participating, please let me know by April 15, so I can plan the garden layout and supplies. The date of our first meeting to lay out garden plots and prepare the soil will depend on the weather. Hopefully we will be able to work the soil in late May, but a couple of times I have had to wait until the second week of June because of long winters or cold springs.
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